Public Speaking Bootcamp, Toowoomba

Have you ever:
  • Stayed quiet in a meeting when you know you should have spoken up?
  • Let opportunities pass you by because you would have to speak?
  • Wished you could have a presentation, speech, job interview, sales pitch etc. over again?

Being able to connect with an audience and express yourself with confidence and clarity is one of the most effective ways of achieving better results in your career and business.
The group is kept small so that we can still focus on each individual’s needs while harnessing the power of a shared experience.

To ensure the best experience for participants, numbers are strictly limited to 8 people.

Who is this training for?

This training is suitable for anyone who knows they need to improve their public speaking game, and all-round communication skills, to get ahead in their career or business. It is filled with interactive learning to help you grow in confidence, organise your speeches and presentations, and improve your delivery.

How the day runs…

Introduction and Discovery Session

As a group we will explore our challenges with speaking in various situations and begin delving into some helpful strategies.

Speech Assignment Briefing 

Refers to pre-workshop material that will be supplied beforehand*

Facing Your Fears 

  • Public speaking anxiety vs regular ‘butterflies’
  • Managing your response – the biology and the psychology
  • A step-by-step process to apply when nerves and anxiety strike

A Model for Effective Communication 

  • The four universal principles of effective communication
  • The three channels you need to communicate through no matter the audience
  • How content and delivery work together, not in isolation

Effective Body Language & Voice Modulation 


Light lunch supplied and opportunity to work on speech projects

Impromptu Speaking: Make the most of opportunities such as panels, Q&A, media

  • Use mini-structures to collect your thoughts and provide articulate answers
  • Combine with the confidence and delivery techniques discussed

Speech Presentations and Feedback 

Wrap-up and Next Steps (4:15pm – 4:30pm)

  • Recap of the workshop
  • Tips for continued practice and improvement
  • Follow-up session opportunities

*To ensure that participants get the most from the day, a guide to preparing your speech project will be provided the week prior to the workshop. It is expected that participants will have at least identified their topic and prepared an outline using the materials provided before attending the workshop.

Your Facilitator, David Wise

My relationship with public speaking was a rollercoaster consisting of the lows from fear and misadventure, punctuated by enough successful highs to keep me trying. However, a defining moment came in 2002 when I resolved to master public speaking after spending most of my wedding day in fear of the groom’s speech I had to give that night.

Starting in 2003, I joined a public speaking organisation and diligently applied myself to their system, gaining valuable experiences but still feeling like I personally needed something more outside of that environment. Then, in 2011, an experience I had at a high-level speaking competition significantly changed my thinking about what it meant to be a great speaker, and more importantly, an effective communicator. This led me on a quest to understand the art and science of speaking at a much deeper level. I sought out mentors, studied professional speakers, and embarked on a continuous study of communication. In 2017, I began running my own courses and workshops through my then business, Wise Words Communications. Now, with Regional Business HQ, I am pleased to be expanding my training offering backed by the resources of a larger organisation, to help others find their voice.

Past students have ranged from people who have found their voice after a traumatic experience through to everyday people who have found the confidence to express themselves and improve their career. Either way, these stories are by far the most rewarding part of my work.

Here’s what a few of them have said…

“I attended David’s recent public speaking course and absolutely loved it! He is one amazing mentor! The skills that you will learn from it and him are invaluable! If you are keen to give it a try you will not be disappointed. From the start to finish, you are provided with access to feedback and the support of someone who wants to help you in your journey of confidence & appeal! Thank you so much for your dedication to the program and follow up. Don’t hesitate to book yourself in for the next round! You won’t be disappointed. “ – Joanne Cole

“David is a wealth of knowledge on all things public speaking. I learned many valuable tips and techniques and feel so much more confident now when speaking and interviewing.” – Tracey McPhee

“Thank you, David. You are a wonderful presenter and mentor who seemed to read all of our thoughts and gently move us out of our comfort zones to believe in ourselves.” – Leisa Gardiner

If you’re ready to stop missing opportunities, or you have a story the world needs to hear, I look forward to being part of your journey.

PLEASE NOTE: Bookings close at 12 noon on Sunday 9th June 2024 or when capacity is reached.


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Public Speaking Bootcamp, Toowoomba